The IPMB congress is a triennial meeting gathering 1500-2000 plant molecular biologists from all over the world since 1984. The IPMB2015 was held in Brazil (Iguazu) and was preceded by IPMB2012 in Korea (Jeju Island) and IPMB2009 in USA (St Louis). Each of the previous meetings demonstrates the importance to develop multidisciplinary approaches to face climate changes and population increase. IPMB2018 will follow up with an attractive scientific program highlighting major impact recent discoveries from basic molecular biology to crop biotechnology. Combination of plenary and parallel sessions will demonstrate the importance of plant molecular biology to fulfill the need for the development of an ecologically intensive farming.
The congress will take place in a conference center offering all facilities in old downtown Montpellier. Nestled between the countryside, the sea and the mountains, Montpellier is the capital of the biggest wine area in the world.
University of California, Riverside, USA
CSHL, New-York, USA
Raphaël Mercier IJPB INRA,
LANGEBIO, Guanajuato, MexicoReproductive Development and Apomixis
University of Queensland, Australia
Strigolactones & Plant Development
University of Würzburg, Germany
Transport and Nutrition
BPMP CNRS, Montpellier, France
Jean-Philippe Combier LRSV CNRS
Micropeptides & microRNA
Zhikang Li, ICS, Chinese Academy of Agricultural Sciences, Beijing, China
Ohio State University, Columbus, USA
IMB Academia Sinica, Taipei, Taiwan
Montpellier is a city in southern France, 10km inland from the coast of the Mediterranean Sea. The town's stately Gothic Cathédrale Saint-Pierre de Montpellier, distinguished by conical towers, dates to 1364. The city's Antigone district is a chic, modern development inspired by neoclassical motifs. There are various places where you can rent a car in Montpellier to discover the sights and nearest towns. Paintings from French and European Old Masters hang at the Musée Fabre.
Students have the option to reserve housing at the University of Montpellier. The cost is 150 EUR for a 5-night stay from August 5th to the 10th.
Photo Credit: © OT Montpellier - Ville de Montpellier